Attractive to Bees

There are always lots of bees and insects around the nursery and here we have compiled a list of those clematis & climbers which are most attractive to them. We all know how important bees are for us and the eco-system so with these plants we can support wildlife and enjoy the garden too. 

Bees visit flowers to collect nectar and pollen, which they use as food for themselves and the larvae in their hives or nests. By moving from flower to flower, they are vital pollinators of many garden and wild flowers. Insect pollination is essential for the cropping of most fruits and some vegetables.

Thanks must go to Wim Snoeijer for his help in refining this list.

To find out much more about how important Bees are to our lives, you can visit an interesting website on the different types of bees in the UK. www.beelife.org

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Lonicera japonica Horwood Gem

With interestingly mottled, variegated foliage and large, scented, yellow and white flowers, Lonicera japonica Horwood Gem is an attractive evergreen climber. The large flowered form of common honeysuckle has eye-catching variegated leaves which complement the yellow and white flowers nicely.

£18.00
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Lonicera japonica Purpurea

A classic cottage garden plant, Lonicera purpurea is a beautiful honeysuckle. This popular evergreen, climber produces a stunning display of scented, creamy-yellow flowers which open to reveal yellow throats.

£18.00
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Lonicera periclymenum Belgica

Often known as the Early Dutch Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum Belgica has purply-red buds which open to reveal a creamy-yellow throat and are highly fragrant. A classic cottage garden plant that benefits from a free draining soil condition to do best.

£18.00
Lonicera periclymenum florida

Lonicera periclymenum florida is a vigorous deciduous honeysuckle producing masses of strongly scented, deep red-purple flowers that have a yellow inside. The blooms are followed by red berries that are popular with birds into the autumn.

£18.00
Lonicera periclymenum Graham Thomas

Lonicera periclymenum Graham Thomas has sweetly scented creamy-white flowers which mature to a pale yellow as they are pollinated. It is a classic cottage garden honeysuckle that will be as happy growing on your garden arch or pergola as it will growing into a small tree or large shrub.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
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Lonicera periclymenum Heaven Scent

The scented creamy-yellow flowers of Lonicera periclymenum Heaven Scent will mature to white as they age. The blooms come in abundance from early to mid summer and truly fill a garden with fragrance.

£18.00
Lonicera periclymenum Serotina

Lonicera periclymenum Serotina produces masses of richly fragrant tubular flowers that are creamy-white inside, with a purple-red outer. A popular honeysuckle blooming in summer through to autumn, it prefers a part shade to sunny location and a reasonably free draining soil.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
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Lonicera purpusii fragrantisima

One of my all time favourite honeysuckle, Lonicera purpusii fragrantisima has dainty white flowers with a strong scent through the winter months and is loved by solitary bees especially on a mild winters day. It's winter flowering nature makes it a very attractive plant to provide year round interest and it is worth noting that it requires free draining soil to do its best for you.

£18.00
Lonicera similis var. delavyii

Lonicera similis var. delavyii produces a huge abundance of white tubular flowers which turn yellow once pollinated and are sweetly scented. The flowers are followed by black berries that are very popular with birds and it is also semi-evergreen in a sheltered location.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
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Trachelospermum asiaticum Pink Showers

Soft pink star-like flowers bloom over several months from late spring to summer and is beautifully fragrant. A strong growing plant with  dark evergreen foliage, this can be used in many ways in the garden, for coverage and privacy or to create a wall of green between two areas of the garden.

£21.00
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Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine)

Trachelospermum jasminoides is a wonderful garden plant and often known simply as the Star Jasmine. This elegant climber has clusters of highly scented white flowers and shiny dark evergreen leaves is an understated but wonderful addition to any garden. Superb at screening unsightly objects it will also be at home, scrambling up into a supporting tree or shrub.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£21.00
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Trachelospermum jasminoides Varigatum

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Varigatum' is a medium-sized evergreen climber with glossy oval leaves margined and blotched with creamy-white, tinged reddish in winter. It produces highly fragrant white flowers in clusters and they become cream with age.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£21.00
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